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Homegrown bluegrass sister act return for Ceres concert
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Angelica Grim (left) and sister Christina Grim were raised in Ceres and form the basis for the bluegrass band The Sisters Grim Band which plays this Saturday night, Feb. 8 at the Tuolumne River Lodge. - photo by Contributed to the Courier

The California Bluegrass Association is hosting a concert this Saturday at the Tuolumne River Lodge on River Road that features a band with local connections as well as Nu-Blu.

The Sisters Grim Band, featuring Ceres-grown members Angelica and Christina Grim, are the opening act of the 7 p.m. concert.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and tickets will be $15 at the door.
The indoor venue can host 250 in the audience.

Both Grims attended elementary school in Ceres and graduated Ceres High School. Angelica Grimm, who lives in Key West, has found success in the world of blue grass. Angelica Grim grew up in the California bluegrass scene and has been singing since she was a toddler. Her father was a musician and she learned to sing and play with her brother and sister. She began playing guitar at age 12 and started playing professionally at age 14. Angelica has been involved in the California Bluegrass Association for many years. She participated in the Kids on Bluegrass program for 12 years and was even invited to represent the CBA in the International Bluegrass Associations Kids on Bluegrass show in Nashville. As a teen, Angelica was appointed as the CBA's first Teen Ambassador and also served on their Talent Advisory Committee.

As a musician Angelica has performed with some of the biggest names in bluegrass including Rhonda Vincent, Marty Raybon, Frank Solivan II, The Stringdusters, Country Current, and others.

In 2009, Angelica released her first CD on Patuxent Records called "Look for Me."

The band consists of their musical spouses, T.J. Doerfel who plays banjo and provides vocals and Joe Ash contributing mandolin and vocals. Larisa Pilatti is on the bass.

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Daniel and Carolyn Routh, along with Kendall Gales and Levi Austin make up Nu-Blu - a band that projects a dynamic edge while still staying grounded in the traditions and fundamentals of bluegrass music. They have worked hard to develop a sound that gives the listener a diverse experience, while remaining within the realms of bluegrass. By mixing original and traditional material along with incorporating songs from other genres, Nu-Blu has created a unique and driving blend of music that keeps audiences coming back for more.